Hours before President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address, House Republicans are hitting the airwaves from Conference’s Media Row to highlight what they hope to hear from him tonight.
House Republicans share President Trump’s vision for a safe, strong, and proud America and are doing their part to move our country forward through the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (FairandSimple.gop), national security, and rolling back Obama-era regulations.
Check out what they had to say. CLICK HERE to watch their interviews.
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN):
“I believe that the President will [strike a bipartisan tone]. He has worked with the Democrats on this whole issue of immigration. He was obviously open. The media came in, and he had bipartisan congressmen at the table. I believe he’s going to try to reach out and let’s move this country forward for the best of the American people.”
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY):
“I’m on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, so I’m really looking forward to President Trump’s first State of the Union. I think he’s going to talk about transportation. It was one of the main planks in his campaign. We’ve worked on taxes, we’ve worked on regulations, we’re working on immigration, but the next big thing is going to be transportation….we’ve got roads and bridges that need attention. Our airports that need attention. It’s a target-rich environment and I look forward to working on those things.”
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI):
“I think the President’s going to talk about DACA, immigration. He’s made a great offer, more generous than [former President] Barack Obama, for temporary reprieve for 800,000 kids who came here with their parents. Donald Trump offered these 800,000, plus a million more, legal status and a pathway to citizenship. I think he’s going to talk about that to the American people, but also border security, building a wall, stopping chain migration, and stopping a visa lottery system. He’s going to make sure every American who tunes in tonight knows that he’s being reasonable and fair with those who came here as kids, but also he’s not going to make any deals unless we secure our border so we don’t have this problem in future generations, which I think is a smart plan.”
Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY):
“I think we’re going to hear the President talk about a stronger, more prosperous America over the last year. The fact that we were able, in the Congress, to pass the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is producing real results in terms of the highest level of business and consumer confidence in decades, the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, growth exceeding three percent with the Atlanta [Federal Reserve] now projecting four percent economic growth…for the first quarter of 2018.”
Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS):
“I think there’s an economic plan going forward [that my constituents want to hear about]. We’ve already got some great help with tax relief and we’ve had super low unemployment, but what are we going to do about the job force issue? What are we going to do about future growth in this country?”